On this day after Independence Day, we remember that as God’s people, we are called to community and covenant. In short, we are called to INTERdependence over independence. One of our responsibilities and our joys as a convenant people is to face the problems in our world head on.
According to the UCC initiative “Our Faith, Our Vote” (https://www.ucc.org/ourfaithourvote), *”The problems in our world often seem too big to confront. We see injustice every day and feel that change can’t or won’t happen. But our faith is infused with hope and built on a foundation of action. By serving the vulnerable, feeding the hungry, and standing in solidarity with the oppressed, we serve as God’s hands.
Voting is a natural extension of faithful action. The decisions made by our representatives have a wide-reaching impact. We have enormous potential to make positive change. We must engage our legislators, vote, and encourage everyone in our communities to do the same.
Our faithful voice is needed. It is tempting to disengage from the political process. As people dedicated to creating a just world for all, we know we must be involved.
Visit https://wwwucc.org/ourfaithourvote to join the Our Faith, Our Vote campaign. Discover how your congregation can participate in the electoral process through faithful, nonpartisan engagement. You can find out more about how your congregation can be legally involved in elections at: https://www.ucc.org/ourfaithourvote be-active. In addition, the United Church of Christ can help with resources on civic engagement, voter registration information, issue education, and voter mobilization.
This election season it is essential that people raise their voices and vote.”
*Accessed January 2020. https://www.ucc.org/ourfaithourvote